Lawsuit Filed Over Rectal Exams For California Prison GuardsNearly 200 current and former California correctional officers have filed a lawsuit alleging that they were forced to take unnecessary rectal exams that amounted to sexual assault.
Inmate Death At NorCal Prison Investigated As HomicideAn inmate from Contra Costa County is accused of a beating in June at a state prison in San Joaquin County that turned fatal last week when the victim succumbed to his injuries, according to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.
California Ups COVID-19 Early Inmate Release Estimate Amid ObjectionsState prison officials say as many as 17,600 California inmates may be released early due to the coronavirus.
3 More San Quentin Inmates Die Over Weekend Of COVID ComplicationsThree more inmates at San Quentin State prison died over the weekend from what appear to be complications related to COVID-19, according to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.
Thousands Of California Prison Inmates Set To Be Released Because Of COVID-19 OutbreaksCalifornia Governor Gavin Newsom is expected to announce the release of thousands of prison inmates in a move prompted by a worsening coronavirus outbreak at San Quentin State Prison and a number of other prison facilities.
Elderly Inmate Beaten To Death At Vacaville Prison Medical Facility; Cellmate AccusedAn elderly inmate serving a life sentence for second-degree murder was apparently beaten to death inside his cell at California Medical Facility prison in Vacaville and his cellmate was accused of the homicide.
Inmates Who Walked Away From Humboldt Co. Prison Camp CapturedAuthorities on Sunday captured two minimum-security inmates who walked away from a prison camp in Northern California on Friday night.
Gov. Newsom Commutes 21 Prisoners' Sentences, Including MurderersGov. Gavin Newsom on Friday pardoned five people who already served their time and commuted the sentences of 21 state prison inmates, including more than a dozen convicted of murder or related crimes.
Federal Judges Urged To Free Thousands Of California Inmates At Risk For CoronavirusAttorneys representing California inmates late Wednesday filed an emergency motion asking federal judges to free thousands of infirm and lower-security prisoners to prevent what they predict will otherwise be the catastrophic spread of coronavirus.
Death Row Hatchet Murderer Of Elderly Central Valley Couple Dies At HospitalA handyman convicted in the hatchet murders of an elderly couple who employed him and who was sent to San Quentin's death row has died at an outside hospital early Wednesday morning.
4 Correctional Officers In Central Valley Prison Injured In Inmate AttackFour California correctional officers were injured while subduing an inmate who pulled a weapon on them at Kern Valley State Prison last weekend.
Peacemaking Effort Among California Prison Gangs Halted After Brawls, RiotsCalifornia prison officials have halted an experiment aimed at forcing warring prison gangs to get along with each other after the inmates wound up brawling and even rioting.
State Prison Escapee Adam Beck Captured In San FranciscoA state prison inmate who walked away from a minimum security facility at Salinas Valley State Prison over the weekend has been captured in San Francisco.
Search On For Minimum Security Inmate Who Walked Away From Soledad PrisonA search is underway for a minimum-security inmate who walked away from the Salinas Valley State Prison Minimum Support Facility on Saturday.
San Quentin Among Aging California Prisons That Need Major Fixes, Study FindsCalifornia's 12 oldest prisons, some dating to the mid-1800s, need major repairs or replacements if they are to continue housing about a third of the state's inmate population.